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    07-07-2011, 11:46 AM
Use aloe because lotion will trap the heat and the burn in the skin causing more discomfort. Also then use suncscreen of higher SPF to prevent it from happening again. As for the halter, there is no need for a horse to have a halter on 24/7. Its uncomfortable for the horse and could be bad if it gets caught on anything while in a field. When they are in the stall there is again no need for a halter. So try not using it all the time.
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    07-11-2011, 06:43 PM
Any sun screen will do and about the halter try a rope halter for pasture but if your horse halters/catches well leave it off they have no need for it.
To help easy it is to keep it clean and covered! Best option is to get a fly mask with as much full coverage as you can get and that should do the trick also the slinkys that just cover there head and neck area work great for that aswell as long as you get a light color they should not get hotter then usual
    07-31-2011, 01:21 AM
Just a thought, but a friend (who has paints) got a few of these new sunshades from a local company, call Nag Horse Ranch, and now their noses stay gorgeous and soft. She even trail rides with one! Sunburn had been a big problem for her pink nosed guys before, and she wasn't around at the barn to reapply sunscreen every few hours during summer.

These worked great!

UV sun protection, horse nose shade, muzzle shield, nag horse ranch, horse sun visor
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    07-31-2011, 12:53 PM
If you can find a fly mask that covers his nose, it will help prevent future sun burns
    07-31-2011, 02:56 PM
I would use aloe vera gel, and also take his halter off when he is in stall or when he is turned out (just until the rub is cleared up) then still keep it off in the stall. When his sunburn is about 3/4 healed put baby 80 sunblock on his nose and put a flymask on him if possible!
    07-31-2011, 10:01 PM
I use Neutrogena SPF 100 plus one of the long nosed fly masks. As horses age they can get melanoma on the white parts.
    07-31-2011, 10:42 PM
I bought my paint horse a Cashel flymask and it helps him a whooole bunch. His face is solid white and sunburns. I got this one from SmartPak for $24.95 before shipping.
    07-31-2011, 10:44 PM
Originally Posted by BoxT    
I use Neutrogena SPF 100 plus one of the long nosed fly masks. As horses age they can get melanoma on the white parts.
They actually get tumors mostly on the genitals and under the tail. My appy has had melanoma for most of his life. It affects all horses differently. Luckily, my boy's cancer isn't a very aggressive one (knock on wood) and at the age of 24 my vet said that its very unlikely it will be the death of him, but it has been known to be fatal in some horses.
    08-02-2011, 07:10 PM
What I do:

To heal sunburn: Gently apply antibiotic cream to the bad sores or some sort of delicate healing cream. Just be sure to not get it in the nose.

To prevent sunburn: I tried the horse sunscreen but it never worked the way I wanted it to. Now I use a water/sweat proof, 40-50ish spf, human sunscreen. Rubbed in well. Then I apply a layer of zinc oxide. For the zinc, I use on of those cosmetic flat cotton rounds to apply it. It's really nasty when you get it on your hands and end up walking around smelling like a baby's bum all day. Lastly, for really sensitive horses, I use a long nose fly mask. Works wonders!

If I remember correctly...
The normal sunscreen is more of a chemical absorber and the Zinc Oxide is more of a barrier.

Hope this helps!
    08-02-2011, 09:51 PM
Poor horse. Horse noses are so soft and sweet. Good luck!

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